“The information contained in these articles reinforces serious concerns regarding whether the Department has handled a case involving President Biden’s son in an impartial manner that is consistent with other prosecutions.”
No, this is not going away.
Hunter Biden was supposed to plead guilty to charges of tax evasion and felony gun charges.
He pleaded not guilty because the deal dropped all protections from future prosecutions.
The hearing transcript showed how the defense and prosecution tried to include blanket immunity under the judge’s nose.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed the prosecutor, David Weiss, as the special counsel in the Hunter probe.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, and House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith want the DOJ to turn over all communications between officials and Hunter Biden’s team regarding the plea deal’s collapse:
Fox News Digital obtained a letter Jordan, Comer and Smith sent to Hunter Biden’s attorneys Chris Clark and Abbe Lowell Wednesday demanding documents and communications related to the “failed settlement negotiations.”
The lawmakers argued that because the documents have been publicly disclosed and reported, “no basis exists to withhold these documents and communications from the Committees, including on the basis of any purported duty of confidentiality, work product, or other privilege interest.”
Jordan, Comer, and Smith reminded Biden’s legal team of news articles that were published less than a month after the plea deal fell apart, which they said provided “detailed accounts of the failed settlement negotiations between the Department and Hunter Biden’s lawyers based on nonpublic information, including previously undisclosed documents and communications.
“The information contained in these articles reinforces serious concerns regarding whether the Department has handled a case involving President Biden’s son in an impartial manner that is consistent with other prosecutions,” they wrote Wednesday.
The lawmakers noted that there “are a limited number of people who would have access to the documents and communications discussed in these articles,” and argued that it is “highly likely” that the materials “were provided to the media “by or at the direction of the Biden legal defense team.”
Smith and Jordan already want the IRS and DOJ to give them all the information about a meeting with Weiss on October 7, 2022.
A whistleblower testified that Weiss, who served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, said during the October meeting that he could not be the person to decide whether to charge Hunter. He insisted “that in multiple instances his efforts to bring charges in multiple jurisdictions were denied.”
However, AG Merrick Garland said, “Congress that Weiss had all the authority necessary to pursue charges and Mr. Weiss told Congress that he had ‘ultimate’ authority over the case.”DONATE
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